Bir Hayati Masal Gibi Anlatmak - Life as a Fable


Bir Hayatı Masal Gibi Anlatmak

In Competition

Written and Directed by Hüseyin Karabey

Doc. / 34 min. / 2012


Jülide Kural, an actress and theatre director, also famous for her role as “İpek” in the Turkish TV series Super Dad, wanted to portray Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s life on stage, but was unaware of the events which would follow. Kural and Kahlo came together through spiritual and physical pain, a passion for life and the existence and politics of femininity, but primarily by the challenges of life and their personal struggle with it. This film covers this eight-year-long story, from the rehearsals of the play Frida Kahlo Yaşasın Hayat (Frida Kahlo Long Live Life!) to the present, depicting how Kural embodies Frida’s soul and how similar they have become. Hüseyin Karabey had already smelled the stage with “Nefes by Pina Bausch in 2005”.

Selected Festivals and Awards

Istanbul  Film Festival, Turkey
Documentarist 2012, Turkey


Huseyin KarabeyBorn in 1970, Hüseyin Karabey has been directing films since 1996. He graduated from the Film & Television Department, School of Fine Arts at Marmara University in 2001. His short films, documentaries and his first feature film “Gitmek: My Marlon and Brando” have been shown at many prestigious festivals and won various awards. “Gitmek His Second feature film; “Sesime Gel”  (Come to my Voice) is currently in post production. Hüseyin Karabey’s documentary “Pina Bausch ile Bir Nefes / A Breath with Pina Bausch” which had its US premiere in the 5th Boston Turkish Film Festival (2006) and re-screened at the 14th Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival (2009). His feature film “Gitmek: My Marlon and Brando” was screened at the 8th Boston Turkish Film Festival (2009).


Sesime Gel (feature film, post production, 2012)
Life as a Fable, A Narration  (short documentary, 2012)
Gitmek: My Marlon and Brando (feature film, 2008)
I Missed my Rendezvous with Death (documentary, 2006)
A Breath with Pina Bausch (documentary, 2004)
Silent Death (docudrama, 2001)
Boran (short, 1999)


Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston